Implements (object genre)
From La Cuisine Creole by Lafcadio Hearn (circa 1885) & Seventy-five Recepts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Eliza Leslie (1832): This was most commonly used to skim vegetables from hot grease and liquids. (However, in the case of La Cuisine Creole it was suggested for use with potatoes.) This style of skimmer (and there are many with this wire type of construction) is called a "pea skimmer." It is cup or bowl-like.
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Michigan State University. Museum
La cuisine creole : a collection of culinary recipes from leading chefs and noted Creole housewives, who have made New Orleans famous for its cuisine, available at: https://n2t.net/ark:/85335/m5gd4x
Seventy-five receipts for pastry, cakes, and sweetmeats, available at: https://n2t.net/ark:/85335/m5tq10